The US Is Turning Oil-Rich Nigeria into a Proxy for Its Africa Wars

The US Is Turning Oil-Rich Nigeria into a Proxy for Its Africa Wars

Under the cover of counterterrorism, AFRICOM is beefing up Nigeria’s military to ensure the free flow of oil to the West, and using the country as a proxy against China’s influence on the continent. Last month, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari wrote an op-ed in the Financial Times. It might as well have been written by…

France’s Worries About Wagner’s Alleged Deployment to Mali Make No Sense

France’s Worries About Wagner’s Alleged Deployment to Mali Make No Sense

In the event that those reports turn out to be true and such a deal is ultimately reached, then it should be internationally praised instead of condemned. French Defense Minister Florence Parly told a parliamentary commission last week that “If the Malian authorities entered into a contract with Wagner, it would be extremely worrying and…

Dismantling and Transcending Colonialism’s Legacy

Dismantling and Transcending Colonialism’s Legacy

In “decolonial” discourse, the African leadership landscape is flattened to the point of becoming a caricature. In an earlier variation of this caricature, Kwame Nkrumah’s injunction of “seek ye first the political kingdom” was presented by political scientist Ali Mazrui as a deficient obsession with political power to the neglect of the economic. In the current variation, the…

Why Do the African People Oppose Big Pharma’s Experimental Injections?

Why Do the African People Oppose Big Pharma’s Experimental Injections?

During the 1900’s, Germany was one of the main European powers that controlled several colonies in Africa turning the people into test subjects.  Germany’s colonies included ‘German South-West Africa’ which is Namibia today, there was also Kamerun, which is now called Cameroon, there was also ‘German East Africa’ which is now made up of Tanzania,…

Françafrique: the Collapse of Colonialism

Françafrique: the Collapse of Colonialism

Year after year, France suffers defeat in African regions. While still considering itself the rightful master of the continent, Paris cannot accept the fact of loosing control in various African countries. The methods have changed, but the main objectives – the exploitation of African resources and lands – remain the same. From Cameroon to Senegal,…